14 Azariah begot (A)Seraiah, and Seraiah begot Jehozadak.

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15 Jehozadak went into captivity (A)when the Lord carried Judah and Jerusalem into captivity by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

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But Zerubbabel and Jeshua and the rest of the heads of the fathers’ houses of Israel said to them, (A)“You may do nothing with us to build a [a]house for our God; but we alone will build to the Lord God of Israel, as (B)King Cyrus the king of Persia has commanded us.”

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 4:3 Temple

The Priests and Levites(A)

12 Now these are the (B)priests and the Levites who came up with (C)Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: (D)Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,

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Moreover the Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah (A)who led the thanksgiving psalms, he and his brethren.

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The Command to Build God’s House(A)

In (B)the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by (C)Haggai the prophet to (D)Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to (E)Joshua the son of (F)Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,

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“Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people, saying:

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